After months of anticipation, Drake's new album "Views From the 6" finally dropped on Friday. To support his new album, the Canadian rapper stopped by Beats 1 radio to chat with host Zane Lowe about his new music, but he also revealed he has not spoken to his once close friend, Nicki Minaj, since he got into a very public feud with her boyfriend Meek Mill last summer.
In July 2015, Mill, who is also a rapper, took to his Twitter and called Drake out for using a ghostwriter to write some of his raps. Drake did not respond on social media but dropped two Meek Mill diss tracks, "Back to Back" and "Charged Up." The beef between Mill and Drake apparently ruptured the long friendship between Minaj and Drake, who are signed to the same label, Young Money.
"I don't really talk to Nicki," Drake told Lowe during his interview. "She's another person I have a lot of love for, a lot of respect to her and the past and what we built. I understand what love is and I understand a personal situation. She dealt with me how I would expect her to: with class. I would do the same you know. There were times I was sitting there, waiting to see, you know, how deep is your love? I have respect for Nicki, but unfortunately we haven't spoken."
Minaj was not the only entertainer Drake spoke about during the revealing interview. The "Hotline Bling" rapper also spoke about his relationship with Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Jay Z.
Drake told Lowe that Swift is "just such a sweetheart" and that she was "so angelic" to him. As for the "Work" diva, who appears on the "Views From the 6" song "Too Good," the rapper admitted it would not be a Drake album without an appearance by Rihanna.
"The music we make and energy between us is genuine," he said of Rihanna.
As for West and Jay Z, who both appear on the track "Pop Style," Drake continued to show love for West while he opened up about his relationship with Mr. Carter, who has had beef with Drake for years. He said that Jay Z's appearance on "Pop Style" was because West asked the rapper to jump on the track, but their relationship is still strained.
"I've expressed my admiration for Jay countless times," Drake said of Jay Z. "Sometimes we just fall on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the rap world."